RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – With weekly updates to keep content fresh, WRAL TechWire’s Triangle Startup Guide offers a timely resource package for anyone looking to start or grow a business in the Triangle area.

In one section of the guide, readers will find an interactive map of incubators and coworking spaces suiting Triangle-area startups. With dozens of spaces listed across the Triangle, we recently added a new space to the map: The Wright Village, located in Raleigh.

The space initially opened in July 2020 as a coworking space for entrepreneurs from underrepresented communities to connect with like-minded individuals. Soon, it expanded into an incubator, providing one-on-one business coaching and mentorship.

Minutes away from downtown Raleigh, The Wright Village comprises a communal/coworking area, shared and private offices, dedicated desks, a conference room and a podcast studio.

The Wright Village incubator in Raleigh. (Photo courtesy of Mel Wright)

The Wright Village incubator in Raleigh. (Photo courtesy of Mel Wright)

Other recent additions to the Triangle Startup Guide

Every week, we update the guide with new resources for local entrepreneurs for our exclusive Triangle Startup Guide.

If we missed something, please feel free to suggest it for inclusion. You can email me directly or use this contact form.

Here’s a review of additions we’ve made in recent weeks:

  • In the “Inspiration, Advice & More Resources” section of the guide, we added links to all of the stories in our “Tomorrow’s Unicorns” series, which wrapped up in late-October. The six-part multimedia series covers Raleigh’s most promising startups with “unicorn” potential (a term designated for companies surpassing the $1 billion valuation mark).
  • In the “Competitions, Grants & Other Funding” section, we added Wolf Den, a popular pitch competition held every year during NC State University’s Global Entrepreneurship Week. A handful of student teams present their business ventures to a panel of judges and a live audience for a chance to win cash prizes. This year’s edition will be held on Nov. 12 at the Duke Energy Hall in Hunt Library.
  • In the “Venture Capital and Angel Groups” section, we added RollingSouth – a new rolling fund from South Carolina-based angel investor group VentureSouth. The fund launched earlier this month and targets early-stage tech startups across the Southeast. The team behind it has experience investing over $50 million into 82 companies through 190 investment rounds.
  • In the “Inspiration, Advice & More Resources” section of the guide, we added StartUp at Wake Tech, a new resource hub available from Wake Technical Community College. The program, which launched last month, offers free one-on-one business counseling, workshops and seminars, how-to guides and other content to help anyone start or grow a business.
  • In the COVID-19 resources section of the guide, we added RETOOLNC, which is re-launching applications for minority and women-owned businesses affected by the pandemic. Grants ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 will be awarded to state-certified Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms. The program launched in 2020 but recently started accepting new applications. Business owners can apply and read more details here.
  • We added a new listing to our interactive Map of Coworking Spaces and Incubators: Office Ours opened its fourth Triangle location in Garner last May. The space includes office suites, a kitchen and break room, a 10-person conference room, white noise machines, a secure lock system and more amenities.
  • The latest addition to the Inspiration, Advice & More Resources section of the guide is our newly launched “Tomorrow’s Unicorns” series, a multimedia package covering Raleigh’s most successful startups. The series kicked off earlier this month with deep dives on Global Data Consortium and Diveplane.